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News round-up: Funny Apple video looks at ‘oversharing’ info, more

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out. First up: Apple has posted a funny video about “some things that shouldn’t be shared,” which talks about why the iPhone is designed to give you control over your information and protect your privacy.”

° Well, that’s not nice. Despite a previous published commitment to bringing both AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to selected 2018 TV models, LG now says that it has no plans to do so, according to AppleInsider.

° Cameras in future iPhone may adopt circuit boards based on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) in order to allow them to transmit high-resolution images at higher speeds, according to DigiTimes.

° According to iCulture, Apple has added 3D rendering of satellite images to the cities of Amsterdam, Haarlem, Zandvoort, Bloemendaal, Heemstede, Hoofddorp, Zaandam, and Aalsmeer in its Apple Maps transit info.

° Los Angeles Metro’s TAP card now supports Apple Pay with Express Transit mode, allowing the card to be added to the Wallet app on a compatible iPhone or Apple Watch for tap-and-go payment at rail stations and on buses.

° Apple has released the seventh developer betas of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14, and the sixth developer beta of macOS Big Sur. Registered developers can download the beta via Apple’s developer portal. Or it can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

° The new MacVoices starts the second part of the conversation with Josh Centers, the author of Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, with a review of some of the privacy and security features Apple has built in to iOS 14. Then the conversation switches over to iPadOS 14 and discusses which of the iOS 14 features are and are not included, why Scribble may be a productivity game changer, and get Center’s advice on whether these updates should be installed on day one or not.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.